America in too many households' sports and entertainment have been too much the
focus of too many of our children. Many of them have unrealistic dreams of
becoming professional athletes. Rather than seeing, hearing and watching the
rags-to-riches stories where underprivileged athletes reach the Promised Land by
way of their talents. The undeniable stories are of the many who never make it,
which, resonates deeper in the fabric of America than most want to
In this book, I
hope to impart some real experiences, exercises and a blue print that can help
you reach your full potential but also information that will help you accept the
fact that athletics are not the only path there is for a worthwhile and
wonderful life. You can become greater than you ever imagined even if you do not
make it as a professional athlete you can make it as a professional person!
Please share with your contacts and support this movement to create a generation
For information on how to get your copy (s) of the book,
send me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
for your support.
Brother Taki Raton, a Black Nationalist and
Revolutionary Educator, Joins the Ancestors!
Taki S. Raton believed in bucking
the status quo, especially when it constantly failed people of color.
When Milwaukee Public Schools
struggled to educate African-American children, producing a 50% graduation rate,
Raton didn't just complain, he decided to start his own charter school - Blyden
Delany Academy - which operated under Milwaukee's choice program for 10 years.
The school's emphasis was on youths learning and appreciating their African
Raton - a black nationalist - was
an educator who believed in self-reliance. He felt that no matter how poor or
disadvantaged black people were, if they worked together and pooled their
resources they could overcome any obstacle through an Afrocentric approach.
Raton, 68, died Tuesday morning
at St. Luke's Medical Center from a heart condition.
His death leaves a void in the
Raton, a former MPS teacher, was
often critical of the educational system that he said failed children of color,
with half of black boys failing to graduate on time from MPS. He believed in a
bold approach to teaching black children with an all-black staff and all-black
school board. His K-8 grade school, which was at N. 24th St. and W. McKinley
Ave., had a successful run but closed in 2008 due to financial deficiencies and
a lack of support from the black community.
Raton felt the community was
satisfied with a failing status quo.
Raton's school stressed that
self-respect, self-esteem, civility and responsible citizenship always begins
"in house" within one's family and within one's community.
Raton moved to Milwaukee from Chicago about 25 years ago
for a teaching job. He quickly felt that Milwaukee was a city where he could do
a lot of work and change the conscience of people, his son, Kiari Raton, told
"He was strong into his roots for
as long as I can remember. He felt that the more people were educated on their
history, the more that they could do to help themselves," Kiari said.
Join The Black Star Project
in Support of Father Michael Pfleger for a Peace Walk on Friday, July 24, 2015,
7:00 pm, Meeting at St. Sabina Church, 1210 West 78th Place,
Join Us and Wear Orange for Peace In
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call 773.285.9600 to join us.
Million Man March 2015
Questions: What if Black people could choose their
own teachers and their own heroes? What if Black people could focus on finance
and institution-building rather than sports and entertainment? What if Black
people taught their children about their history and culture rather than the
distractions and diversions of our society? Then you would have:
The Sunday University
about Historical Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma and
the Recreation of
Street in Chicago, Illinois
Professor Mark Allen
July 19, 2015
Mark Allen - Professor from the Streets to the
From the first days of their freedom, freed slaves
demanded formal education. Legislation passed in 1829 had made it a crime to
teach Georgia slaves to read, and legislation and white attitudes
discouraged literacy within small free black communities.
schools for freed people opened in early 1865, they were crowded to overflowing.
Within a year of black freedom, at least 8,000 former slaves were attending
schools in Georgia; eight years later, black schools struggled to contain nearly
In 1870 the state of Georgia made its first effort to
create public schools and found that, in the black community at least, the
rudiments of such a system were already in place. In America, Black people
taking control of their education is not a new thing. But we must remember it,
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Liberated Minds Black
Homeschool & Education
Queen Taese - Homeschool
Parent/Educator Executive Committee Director for The Liberated Minds
love and strength to you and your families! I am honored to be in the position
to assist in the organization of The 2015 Liberated Minds Expo. Creating a
sacred space for the cultivation of our Afrikan children & families is
critical because this is an incredible opportunity for us homeschoolers,
parents, & educators to study, embrace, and implement powerful
I take this very
seriously and with a high level of integrity. NO MORE KILLING OUR SONS &
DAUGHTERS through the myriad of mediums that have been created to destroy our
culture and mere existence. We are taking full control of our
As we forge into our 4th year with some amazing
accomplishments under our belt, we are diligently working to provide the
mandatory education and resources for Afrikans by Afrikans! I welcome you to
STEP INTO YOUR TRUE POWER! Try it on. I am sure it will fit you well.
Infinite Love & Prosperity to you all!
ABIBIFAHODIE! (Afrikan Liberation),
Click Here to Learn More About the 4th
Annual Liberated Minds Black Homeschool & Education Expo.
of the Day
From The Black
Star Learning Center
As my sufferings
mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my
situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering
into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course."